posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:13 AM
reply to post by justsomeboreddude
you're kidding right? Rupert Murdoch has never used any of his news networks to sway an election? What do you think they did back in '04 with Fox
News constantly trashing Kerry through their pundits? How about during this election? Did you ever hear half of the garbage Hannity spewed out of
his pie hole about Obama being some sort of terrorist sympathizer and Un-American? Or how about Murdoch throwing in his personal support behind Tony
Blair, thus giving the Labour party control of the British Parliament. This guy constantly mixes politics and surrounds himself with prominent
neo-cons such as Bill Kristol, not to mention that his Fox News took talking points directly from the Bush White House. I'm not denying that msnbc
isn't biased, but if you look back at the election, there wasn't an overwhelming Obama consensus until Obama won the Democratic nomination...they
did so to attract viewers and ratings, that's all any of the msm outlets ever care about.
But that's not the topic we're discussing here...
I was talking to a friend of mine, and he brought up an interesting point; If there's a massive world-wide conspiracy, or any kind of maniacal
federal government conspiracy, it's so big you really can't ever fight it. If these people are argued to have control over everything, what can any
of us do about it?--- Think about it, just because you don't have a Facebook or a MySpace, you really don't think these people don't have a
dossier on you? I bet most of you pay taxes, pay bills, do online shopping, talk on the phone, surf the web. All of these are much more helpful in
gathering up personal information, and heck, they even check to see what threads you're posting on here.
Do you really think it makes a difference if they know "what kind of a flirt" you are, or what your "top 5 items you never leave your house
without" are? Or how about "what are your all-time favorite movies". All of that information is irrelevant, i mean what are they going to do with
this information? Throw all the Trekkies into concentration camps? If you really think about it, all of this is an inevitability of technological
age we live in. What do you expect in an age when with a touch of a button, the gov could easily pull your records off your bank's website to figure
out what your first's pets' name was? Privacy?
If you're so concerned about keeping your information clear from prying government eyes, i suggest you unplug you're computer, turn off your cell
phones, and go live under a rock.
[edit on 5/19/2009 by Daedalus24]